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Güver Uçurumu Canyon descent with Fahri’ler

Two years ago at the end of August I descended Güver Uçurumu for the first time.  It was hot and dry, and I knew I wanted to try canyoneering here when the river was running.  I don’t know that the … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Beira: picturesque Portuguese villages

Our first two weeks in Portugal were spent in Algarve and Alentejo.  Returning to Portugal from our stint in Extremadura, we were in yet another of Portugal’s regions, Beira.  It felt very different.  Alentejo was fairly flat riding with few … Continue reading

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The journey to start the journey

Boulder to Denver, Denver to Miami, Miami to Berlin.  One car ride, seven buses, and a plane.  I built my bicycle at the Tegel Airport in Berlin.  When will I next pack it up? Greyhound was on time for the … Continue reading

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last of the preps, first of the sponsors

My last few weeks in Boulder were a whirlwind of chaos.  Hikes, bike rides, a going away party, tearful goodbyes, packing my house, evenings with friends, dinners with family, paperwork, insurance, banking.  Mostly I was too busy to get excited.  … Continue reading

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The living is easy

What would you do your first few days not working? On Saturday I chose to scary myself silly with Craig on a crag:

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